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Digger enthusiast Tony Law of Chart Sutton carried to funeral in JCB

By Ed McConnell

A digger enthusiast has been carried to his final resting place in the bucket of a JCB.

Tony Law died earlier this month aged 64 after a battle with cancer.

The father-of-nine, of Chart Hill Road, Chart Sutton, worked in plant from the age of 15.

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Tony Law with his late mother
Tony Law with his late mother
The funeral procession
The funeral procession

Mourners flocked to Maidstone's Vinters Park Crematorium this morning to celebrate Mr Law's life.

The service was soundtracked by the American singer Jim Reeves and the original version of the JCB song, while a wake will be held at the White Horse, Bearsted.

The vehicle was loaned by Digger Land and the service was arranged by Angels, in Heath Road, Coxheath.

His son Roger said it was Mr Law's dying wish to be taken to his own funeral in a digger, adding: "He said he wanted the world to know about his passion.

The coffin was carried by a JCB
The coffin was carried by a JCB
He has been laid to rest
He has been laid to rest

"He grafted his whole life and would help absolutely anyone.

"His motto was 'if it can't be fixed it isn't broken'."

Mr Law leaves behind two children, seven step children and a number of grand children and great grand children. His late wife Barb died of cancer 10 years ago.

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